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FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 11:00am EST
statement from ben bernanke and company. qe forever. cheryl: full team coverage for the entire hour, nicole petallides watching traders' reaction from the floor of the nyse, jeff flock watching action on the trading pits of the cme and we have you covered with all-star fed panel. first we begin with nicole petallides on the floor of the nyse with stocks at the top of the hour. the fed now up 6. nicole: we are up six points, we are for six day is a row for the dow jones industrial. some would say people were waiting on the fed, talk about more easing and more stimulus and traders, they were asking about extending the programs, we will see about that. as far as major market averages the dow is just above the unchanged line like the s&p 500 and the ticket in nasdaq pulling back and you see the markets are very tepid and hovering right near zero and waiting for each headline. dennis: thank you, critics are calling it q e forever. the expected in moments to announce a new stimulus. cheryl: a current bond buying program, operation twist is scheduled to end. let's bring in our all-star panel. let'
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
chairman ben bernanke take in the unemployment rate? is now it's 7.75%. do the forecasts come down, or does the fed not believe in the decline of the unemployment rate because of things like the decline in the participation rate? those are the things we'll be watching today. we'll be listening to how the chairman explains or rationalizes what everybody in the market believes the fed is about to do. >> steve, akaspdr-man. let's bring in the two guests. we have the deputy chief investment officer. bill, with all good respect to my good friend steve liesman, who forgot more about the fed than i'll ever know, he said the balance sheet is, quote, about to explode. we've got a few trillion dollars already on the fed books. isn't that already the neutron bomb of indebtedness? >> well, potentially, brian. it's sitting there basically in reserves that the banks are unwilling to lend, so ultimately it provides the fire power, but not just yet. i think steve has it exactly right, though. the expansion to $1 trillion annually a year in terms of check writing is significantly potent in terms of potentia
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
to realize that ben bernanke really has no idea what he's doing and must admit that his policy that's been in place now for four years of free money and 0% interest rates has really produced a very poor employment picture. let me prove my point. the november non-farm payroll report, we actually lost 22,000 jobs in the goods-producing sector. how could that be after four years of 0% interest rates? labor force participation rate, falling. the employment-to-population ratio falling and the key demographic of 25-55-year-olds, that demographic, they are leaving the workforce. >> michael, i get the feeling you're not a huge fan of ben bernanke. what would you do if you're the chairman then? >> if i was the fed chairman i would resign and realize that 12 people have absolutely no idea what the cost of money should be. the most important mechanism, symbol in a free market economy is the cost of money, and they have no idea telling us what that price should be. >> price mccain, help us out here. what's your expectation in the fed has said they are going to keep rates this low at least until unempl
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
the republicans for not even wanting to consider tax increases. but don't you dear blame ben bernanke for not being willing to take bold action to get this economy hiring and moving again! even if his statements about economic weakness ultimately caused the averages to stumble from some pretty lofty levels. dow only declining ability 3 points s & p inching up 4.4%. close in positive territory. nasdaq giving up 2.8%. >> when you look at what ben bernanke did ntoday -- the republicans themselves refuse to get specific on spending until they see something from the white house. the elected portion of our government is not helping this economy at all. their failure to rise above politics to reach a compromise is now really starting to hurt u.s. economy. in this vacuum, the fed has decided to keep rates low. they stepped in saying listen, business. we are not going to get in your way. we're not going to allow interest rate to go higher until we get many hundreds of thousands of people hired! [ applause ] . ben bernanke has become the jobs commander in chief. we've heard nothing but carping
NBC
Dec 9, 2012 11:00am EST
of the fiscal cliff situation denting consumer confidence and business confidence so you really need ben bernanke in there. on friday.t news >> unemployment report was better than expected but needs to be better than that. >> buzz in washington about whether susan rice or john kerry will be the next secretary of state and i'm told the president hasn't made up his mind yet and may not make up his mind until january. he wants to get the fiscal cliff business done with so don't be in a rush to await that decision. chris: when we return, the the week, will barack obama's scores in the second term be on foreign policy or here at home? chris: welcome back. syria, egypt and afghanistan are just the foreign policy challenges we already know about russia out china and there which brings us to the big question this week -- will the president's second term triumphs be abroad or here at home? >> i think his second term will be defined by foreign policy and looming confrontation over iran. chris: politco has spoken. >> despite all of the domestic issues, he will have a bigger role to play on the worl
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am EST
two-day meeting. a watch is on to see if ben bernanke and policy makers make a decision about the interest rates. later on, the chairman will hold a news conference, and of course, cnbc, will bring it to you live. coverage beginning at 2:00 p.m. eastern. jim, a lot of discussion about how much they are willing to do, given the tenuous nature of the talks in d.c. >> i think that this is one of those that is really at the front. things want to hear things haven't gotten worse. if it hasn't gotten worse, they'll stop buying the bonds. the competitive nature of bonds will rise at the same time the dividends will not be as bountiful. there's enough to not like that i think people will be freaked out. if he is not -- he must be opaque. he must go back to greenspan speak and say, listen, you know, on the one hand, on the other, simply because he has no clue whether we'll go off the fiscal cliff or not. i'm calling for opaque, return to the old days, of we have no idea what he means. >> the headlines the next day that are literally competing headlines. >> please, go back to being uncl
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
sentiment leaping into the end of the year? >> i think relative to santa claus i think ben bernanke is coming tomorrow -- >> they both have white beards beards. >> that environment in essence, why be in cash? why be in treasuries? they're forcing you to go out and acquire risk -- whether you believe it's artificial or not. i think there is credibility in the belief that the lot of it is artificial stimulation. >> doesn't matter. >> it doesn't matter. >> market's going up. you want to be a part of it. >> the market, you are being forced into risk assets. it looks like europe is improving. looks like i merging markets are improving. there's other places for the flows of capital to go. not just the u.s. >> i think boehner sounded like today he was overplaying his hand a little bit. if you step back from the rhetoric, the back and forth posturing in washington, i think you have a market that if you look back in october, the s&p was trading 1470. it pulled all the way back after the election. now we took right out the 1425 level which was major support on the way down. we cut right throu
PBS
Dec 11, 2012 4:30pm PST
bueno ben bernanke hasn transparent and telling people well in advance what he is going to do. the $85 billion should continue building up for our taxpayers balance sheet. >> susie: how does all of this play out in the markets. all of the bond buying, companies are still lding off from hiring and spending, and now the risk, possibly of a recession. how does it play out in the markets for 2013? >> what has happened, with all of this cash going into the market -- into the economy, not only from the u.s. fed, but from europe, from the central bank there, as well as from china, don't forget, so we've had this liquidity which has taken asset prices with the stock market and the bond markets, pricing it way up, it is actually helping housing after a long wait. moving into the future, there will be some duction in relythe fear that people have. it is not only a lack of confidence, but it is a fear of things going wrong. as we get day to day, i think the fed has been the only place in town to inject some optimism or feeling somewhat better in the general public, as well as in business. until w
FOX Business
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm EST
more can chairman ben bernanke and company do to reassure the market. a senior economist joins us. we know ben bernanke has been. warning us for months. the fed is doing everything it possibly can to pointing the finger at washington that it has to do more. do you think the economy has already suffered for lack of a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff? >> i think so. if we look at business investments declining in the third quarter, some as business nervousness. businesses are holding back on investment, near-term. lori: do agree the fittest and all they all they can in expecting an announcement of wanted it using three this week? the fed cannot solve this problem. >> they need to avoid most of the spending cuts and tax increases with economy likely to go under recession. the fed can help out somewhat but if we see those spending cuts and tax increases, we're likely to see it go back and ino recession. lori: purchasing the short-term, we invest in the long-term help in the mortgage market. we have seen a real those haitian, is it fair to say it has helped those housing in the economy? >> a
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 3:00pm EST
're looking toward the fiscal cliff, possibly ben bernanke comes out and says more. it seems everyday we don't have a fiscal cliff deal we actually go higher in the stock market. i think we would go lower heading toward the deadline. the market looks strong, apple looks strong. $50 billion in revenue possible. we do look strong. coleman offers 1700 level. lot of activity in december. and they're expecting a huge move in the next week and a half. liz: no real fear in the market, so pretty significant blows around 15. bond yields are not doing anything exciting. do you look at that and say i am in? or do you say the fear trade is over? >> always at the volatility index and that is one of the gauges a look at it daily basis. basically levels of the s&p 500 futures the highest since obama was elected presidency. we sold awfully hard, we got back and possibly took some stocks off. we're reversing a little bit from the upside, selling off a little bit. the fiscal cliff are the two words that will be mentioned the most. we have costco earnings tomorrow, we'll keep an eye on that one. liz: is anybod
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
into recovery with very little to show for it i might add. is it time to call in the fed busters to stop ben bernanke from messing with our economy? i like that. joining me nariman bear verb, ihs chief economist and steve moore from the "wall street journal" steve, seems like you are the guy that likes our ghost buster, fed buster guy. >> i was shocked by the decision. is this qe inifiti we're on right now? melissa: i don't know. >> we've had such a huge deluge of liquidity into the market. and the fed, a lot of people know this that the fed already owns about a trillion dollars worth of federal 30-year treasury securities on its book and it will now purchase 40 billion more a month. that is fancy way of saying what we're doing right now, melissa, we're monetizing our debt. melissa: yeah. >> treasury department is issuing the debt and federal reserve is purchasing the debt and purchases that debt by printing money. melissa: nariman, a lot of people expected before the announcement today they would say they're backing off. instead they said they will target the unemployment rate, you know as
FOX News
Dec 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
of economic data we're told. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke as he kicks off a two day fed meeting and also, watching to see if any more details coming at the meeting we started between the fox report and house speaker boehner and we'll learn if nell they'll tell us about the fiscal cliff. >> and christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, i'm still not happy. >> was is charlie brown depressed? may maybe-- greg gutfeld weighs on the double standard. and-- >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up and we're not going to get a deal without it. >> virginia congressman on whether the president is willing to go over the fiscal cliff so he can blame the g.o.p. >> plus, olympic gold medal winning gabby douglas on the role of faith in her triumph. ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. [applaus [applause] >> thank you very much, great audience. welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. [applause]. well for the past few weeks, i've traveled to about 48 city signing dear chandler, dear scarlet and i met several thousand who watched the s
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
today. a two-day meeting, starts today at the end of it we'll hear from chairman ben bernanke and talk about qe4. that's right a fourth round of quantitative easing in which the central bank buys up billions of dollars worth of treasuries. fiscal negotiations are also weighing on the markets. friends at cnbc did a survey and they put the chance of another recession at 2013 in about one in three partly because of the fiscal cliff. >>> well, everyone plays the blame game in washington. up next, a deep dive with a pair of process pros who are getting a lot of buzz for their finger pointing. i thought i'd start the video by showing you the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and if we overcame that or if we can overcome that... we can overcome anything. [ sniffles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] the way it moves. the way it cleans. everything about the oral-b power brush is simply revolutionary. oral-b power brushes oscillate, rotate and even puls
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
they are saying. waiting for news on the fiscal cliff and what ben bernanke if he have anything to say about the fiscal cliff after two-day meeting by federal reserve. they are also watching for bond action. i want to touch on something you were saying. mcdonald's, a a contributor to the dow strength. these are contributing, very moderate strength. we are seeing strength and materials, healthcare industrials, that where mcdonald's trades, they are lower today. one of the reasons we were talking about same store sales and mcdonald's being stronger, that is a boost to its stock. but we have seen a pull back, most notably the gap before pressure. disappointed and a number of retailers did. that number is a mixed as we head toward thursday. the retailers on the retail sales figures for the month of november. quickly, touch on one deal today. honeywell making acquisition of intermac. $10 a share. honeywell, it wasn't unexpected. started taking a leg down on that. brian back to you. >> mary, thank you. >>> part of what is giving the market move today along with renewed confidence perhaps. in the c
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am EST
:00 p.m. and ben bernanke's press briefing at quarter past. the fed is expected to announce a new round of bond purchases as its latest program, operation twist, is set to expire at the end of the month. cnbc will begin at 12:00 p.m. eastern. >>> joining us is stewart richardson, partner at rpmg. the press conference -- we'll hear a fresh round of stimulus from the fed. how significant would that be? >> in my mind it's not that significant. i think as optics, people think this is another addition to the stimulus. the fact is that the fed for months and months and months when they go out to purchase longer term treasuries, they're trying to reduce the supply of those in the market and effectively swap short dated cash or other securities. north about 1.25%. whether they're holding reserves or selling the, say, two-year treasury at north of 2 5 basis points, it's effectively the same thing. they're printing 85 million a month and saying we're not doing a twist, we're doing an outright purchase. >> it's different if twist doesn't expand the balance sheet and a new round of stimulus would.
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 1:00am EST
, that awareness, that recognition that ben bernanke and former cea lazear should not undermine that we face temporary or futures skills gaps but there is three reasons we should be focused on this. number one, even the unemployment today that is fundamentally about cyclical demand can easily become the next structural skills problem of the future. we know that one of the challenges we face right now in our economy is not just lowering unemployment, but lower and long-term unemployment, and that if we allow regions of our fellow citizens to stay unemployed for year or two years or longer, we know from study after study that they will have more trouble establishing a skill going forward. there will be a crisis for us in the country, but we will also be sitting by and letting a new structural skills gap expand because we're not taking enough efforts right now to get people back to work and deal with long- term unemployment. secondly, there's clearly some immediate still a gap issues. you hear it in wilders, engineers, and we should be focused on that. third and perhaps most importantly, the l
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 3:00pm EST
're also going to have to talk more about ben bernanke. if we go off the fiscal cliff, it shows the irony of how the feds balance sheets isn't addressing the problem. it isn't addressing unemployment. one hand of the government is trying to do something that isn't working and the other hand is shooting in the foot. i think this is going to be interesting listening to bernanke on wednesday. >> ben has already put it out there there's not a lot the fed can do if we go off the fiscal cliff. you speak to a lot of smart people, rick santelli. >> and he's a smart person as well. >> to feel it's going to be a year of strong dollar or weaker dollar. i ask this because so many companies during their latest earning season have pointed to the strong dollar as a real problem for them if they're a multinational. >> i think the relationship between all the developed countries using printing presses like the dollar, yen, euro, are close to levels and ranges we'll see next year. i think in some of the asian currencies we need to pay more attention to. you can only swim so far in a round pool without bang
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 4:00am EST
and that fed decision along with ben bernan bernanke's news conference. theirs, jobless claims and november sales on ppi. on friday, we'll get consumer prices and industrial production. check in now on european markets, the ftse mib now at session lows down .6%. ibex 35 in spain also an underperformer. it was down greater than 2%. it's just shy of that level now. portugal seeing weakness as investors show some concern about the periphery in light of political news this morning and u.s. investors are feeling a strong hit. after a strong session on friday, they're giving up some of those gains. dow is looking to shed about 34 points now, similar decline for the nasdaq and the sep. let's head over to michael gurka. good monday morning, i should say. we're not necessarily starting off with a great tone this week. what do you expect to be the key theme here? >> well, you know what? you can never dismiss the fed meeting, especially at this time of the year considering what is in front of us. but, you know, the expectations are clearly that it's a lot of unchanged scenario in the vernacular from t
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? well, fed chair ben bernanke warns that we're already paying the price for teetering on the edge of this fiscal cliff and he points to a recent drop in consumer and business confidence and says he hopes that congress will do the right thing and not kick the can down the road. >>> so that brings us to our fourth story, outfront. deal, no deal? deal, no deal? it is not a howie mandell story. it has everything to do about the fiscal cliff. and it's happening behind closed doors. and what is said in public does not seem to clear anything up. >> the longer the white house slow walks this discussion, the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff, and the more american jobs are placed in jeopardy. >> so what's really going on behind the scenes? earlier i spoke with republican senator jeff sessions, who's been asking the same question, and i asked him how much he, as the ranking member of the senate budget committee, actually knows about what's going on. >> very little. almost nothing, frankly. i mean, i learned from s
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
of that. the podium waiting for ben bernanke to make his announcement. steve is inside that room and we will have live coverage of that event for you sccoming up as "street signs" comes up at 2. ceo of destination wealth management, i know you will be waiting to see how the fed chief elab rates on the process of coming to these particular targets. >> yeah, it will be fascinating as reported already. we have historic targets. something very specific that people have been screaming for. when is unwinding going to happen? he set the targets now. we will see what the language is. >> very quickly. what three stocks do you think would be a good play given the environment we're in. >> three quick names. first of all, master card. master card will continue to
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm EST
chairman ben bernanke makes any comments about that. when he concludes at the conclusion of the two-day fed meeting occurring on tuesday and wednesday. again, dow industrials for the third day in a row looks like it is held to double digit range. today's range is about 56 points. let's look at a couple of dow movers. mcdonald's from the better than expected saim stores sells. weakness we are seeing in home depot along with other details sales numberes. but we continue to see strength in tech. dow and hewlitt packard with a possible break up of that firm. since november about the middle of november, when they hit a 52-week low, all of this despite weakness in apple, this group continues to perform very, very well. energy stocks higher earlier, drifting lower, that has the dow's lead from the highs of the session. lastly we want to note that dovert corporation, took the stock down a couple of points. >> no t.o. the nasdaq now, everybody is talking about apple once again down here, but there is a lot more happening at the nasdaq than just apple today. >> absolutely. but let's lead with apple.
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
. and also you have this concern happening in japan. we have this week, ben bernanke and the fed will meet at a two-day fed meeting. a lot of people are hoping to hear from the federal reserve chief that there will be some kind of on going stimulus in the form of, you know, bond buybacks or something. we'll be looking to see what he has to say about the economy. this is another big uncertainty in the markets for the week. you know, this comes after consumer spending showing as "the wall street journal" set this morning, consumer spending, consumer confidence wabbling. this is europe concerns. we're seeing that consumer heading into the end of the year is starting to get a little more nervous about where we're headed here. now fiscal cliffs and payroll, fiscal cliff has a lot to do with this. the american payroll association this is the trade group for all of the small business who's are doing payrolls, you know, paying you. they say the fiscal cliff really isn't january 1st. their fiscal cliff is december 14th. that's the time they need to have the software changed to make sure the tax cha
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
reserve chairman ben bernanke says u.s. unemployment, a huge problem, huge waste of potential -- human potential, he said. bernanke says the fed will replace operation twist with a new $45 billion asset buying program. overall, the fed is committing to buy $85 billion worth of securities a month. the program seeks to keep downward pressure on interest rates to spur the economy. >>> now back to the fiscal cliff. 20 days, count them with me, 20 days out from higher taxes and punishing government spending cuts if there is no deal in washington to craft a softer landing. with me now from los angeles, economist, author, ben stein. ben stein, good to see you, sir. you know, look, despite all we're hearing and seeing out of washington, we can at least discern some movement on this issue of taxes. let me just take you back, house speaker john boehner, his first position was no new taxes. president obama was asking for new taxes totalling $1.6 trillion. after the election speaker of the house ponied up an offer of $800 billion, exactly halfway between his zero and the president's $1.6 trillion.
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
. speaking of the fiscal cliff, jessica, what did the fed chairman ben bernanke say about these current negotiations? >> well, bernanke is the man credited with coining the term fiscal cliff. he did it back in february as part of testimony before congress. bernanke was speaking at a press conference today and he was asked two things. one, does he see impacts from the fiscal cliff, the lack of a deal, is it already rippling through the economy in? he said, yes. that's why you're seeing a fall in consumer confidence and less business activity and he said that it's impair tea that the congress comes to a deal with the white house and he was asked, do you think that term is correct a. fiscal cliff? is it a slope, maybe? he said, no, it's a fiscal can cliff because the economy will hit a brick wall if there is not a deal in january. he says it is not hype. >> he's basically saying if we go over the fiscal cliff, if these lawmakers and white house doesn't make a deal, it could lead to a recession? >> that >> reporter: that's right. we could hit another recession if we go over the fiscal cliff
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
about and that's why ben bernanke cannot put the phrase. guest: as exactly right, we have two very different problems. the only reason we're talking about the second issue is politics. this is the politics of the moment tromping economic common sense which is a dangerous combination. guest: the fiscal solution is a fig leaf to allow members of congress to say we're going to spend so the spending cuts and tax increases and let the deficit be $500 billion higher. host: the debt is at $16.30 trillion and has increased $4 trillion over the last four years. the present and congress will say that over the next 10 years, we will get it back to where was in 2009, correct? guest: that is fundamentally not good enough. countries with our level of indebtedness grow more slowly and they have a higher chance of some sort of fiscal crisis. we should not mess with either one of those things. i would like to see an aggressive reform of the spending programs. let's not get back to where it was but start going down. that does not have to be austerity. imagine fixing social security. right now, it is
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 4:00am EST
's updated economic forecast at 2:00 p.m. and ben bernanke's news conference at 2:15. the fed is expected to launch a new bond buying program called operation twist that will expire at the enovd month. james, we know this is a huge meeting. this is obviously a good time for the fed to embark on something new for 2013. is this the wise approach? >> well, it's the wise approach in a very near term, a, because operation twist is coming to an end. b, because we have the fiscal cliff or fiscal gentle slope or whatever it turns out to be to negotiate and c, because we haven't found our legs in the u.s. and we clearly have some global headwinds coming in 2013. however, the thing about this qe in the u.s., unlike previous ones where they could see big economic problems, let's comfort the market with a really big number, this time we're going to do it month by month. solo the annual figures look very big, they're going to halt qe as long as it looks like there's inflation. >> which means there might not be much market reaction as investors realize that. >>> find out what travelers are still flocki
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm EST
their expectations of ben bernanke. nicole: would even throw out the idea of stimulus? that helped things along pushing us along throughout this entire last six months. lori: absolutely. thank you so much, nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. protests turn violent in lansing, michigan, as union protesters ripped down a tent belonging to right-to-work supporters. becoming the 24th right-to-work states today allowing workers to get the right to join unions. jeff flock is in lansing michigan covering the story for us. i thought it was interesting how you covered the scene there with michigan a few years back, excuse me, wisconsin. >> wisconsin, exactly. not the same kind of intensity. part of that is because this is already pretty much a done deal. there they had not a teacher headed off. the second one being debated right now. but renew over here to the scene of the george romney state office building. george romney, former governor of wisconsin, and father of mitt romney. the large group of protesters are trying to get into the crowd and see. they have essentially ringe
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
, and the fed is going to be -- >> the more pressure on ben bernanke. >> absolutely. >> let's look at another area. >> can i add one more point? >> sure. >> when you look at it and larry summers was on this morning, whom i have great respect for, he had the piece from the imf study when you cut the deficit by 1%, what is the impact on the gdp. they didn't get into that this morning but if his numbers he's using 0.9 to 1.4, if you lose 2% to 3% of gdp you'll go to negative growth which will impact -- >> at the very least the wheels will be on the runway. >> absolutely. >> let's switch gears, mario draghi today, listen, i was so wrong and i don't know how long it will last but i give him credit, at least for this period of time, how long it lasts because there is no growth and recession in europe i can't answer but what were your observations on that press conference? >> last night when i wrote about it, mario draghi can put his feet up and have a stella and enjoy. he bought himself time. july 6th will be mario draghi's day of celebration because he stemmed the financial crisis in europe and bo
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
again today. the federal reserve expected to announce more economic stimulus today. fed chief ben bernanke speaks at 2:15 eastern. the s & p 500 up more than 13% so far this year, and now up since the election. >>> bank of america, merrill lynch predicts oil prices in this country will drop to $50 per barrel. the cause? difficulty in moving huge amounts of oil from the bakan oil fields in south dakota and in texas. they don't predict a corresponding drop in gas prices. world oil prices will stay high, and our gas prices will likely track that. >>> americans are upbeat about the economy. 43% of americans say they are optimistic about 2013 and believe the economy is rebounding, nearly twice as many as last year. >> can i ask? the other day, we were talking about the fiscal cliff. and you tell us it will be really, really bad. why does the market keep going up? >> everyone thinks they will fix it. in the market, the question, what will the top rate be for the highest earners. 37%? the market says there will be a deal and lower corporate tax rates. if there isn't a deal, after the fir
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
the great recession. that said, that awareness, that recognition that ben bernanke and former cea lazear should not undermine that we face temporary or futures skills gaps but there is three reasons we should be focused on this. number one, even the unemployment today that is fundamentally about cyclical demand can easily become the next structural skills problem of the future. we know that one of the challenges we face right now in our economy is not just lowering unemployment, but lower and long-term unemployment, and that if we allow regions of our fellow citizens to stay unemployed for year or two years or longer, we know from study after study that they will have more trouble establishing a skill going forward. there will be a crisis for us in the country, but we will also be sitting by and letting a new structural skills gap expand because we're not taking enough efforts right now to get people back to work and deal with long-term unemployment. secondly, there's clearly some immediate still a gap issues. you hear it in wilders, engineers, and we should be focused on that. third an
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
on small businesses is no worse than cutting social worthy programs. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke admitted that the spending levels of this administration are unsustainable, just as president clinton declared years ago, the era of big government is over. this congress needs to man up and declare the era of taxing, spending and borrowing is over as well. now is the time for the president to provide leadership and level with the american people and set aside the campaign rhetoric of class warfare division and envy. small businesses cannot and should not be painted with the same broad brush as millionaires, billionaires and wall street executives. we must protect our small businesses and stop promoting the treatment of their income the same as the wealthy. at the same time, this administration needs to admit that raising taxes on small businesses will not help small businesses. we must prioritize our fiscal negotiations by putting spending reductions before addressing new receive news. mr. speaker -- revenues. mr. speaker, i came to washington to get something done. speaker boehner s
Current
Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
nonpoliticians, pope benedict and ben bernanke are in the top ten. michael bloomberg and the ceo of walmart are in the top 20. >> bill: did we get an answer on our tweets? >> i'll have o to see. he didn't answer our tweet. i don't know if he's tweeted anything yet. i'll look him up. >> the grammy nominations were announced last night. album of the year nominees include el camino by the black keys, some nights by fun mumford and sons, channel orange by frank ocean and blunder bust by jack white. song of the year nominees include carly rae jepsen, kelly clarkson miguel and fun. grammys coming out in february. >> i'm glad i'm not a judge of the grammys. if i had to choose between -- >> the list that you just gave -- song of the year -- they won't be around in a couple of years. they just won't. >> kelly clarkson will be around. >> kelly clarkson, you're right. >> she's been around for ten years. she's been very successful. >> bill: i would give it to dave brubeck. >> that would be good. >> bill: he died yesterda
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Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
policies that we've had from alan greenspan and ben bernanke, the dollar has lost about a third of its value over the last three years on the dollar index. does that mean that manufacturers like yourself will be forced to bring jobs back to america because now producing elsewhere and importing on that currency effect is now 30% more expensive? >> you know, in that case for us, that is not going to have a big impact. 80% or more of what we sell in the u.s. we already make in the u.s. we really believe in production and if you look at our business and all of the large markets around the world, we have established production basis. if anything, that's perhaps helped us a little bit because we do export about 15% of our u.s. production. overall the biggest impact that the change in currencies have had is really for us the brazilian and indian currencies which have devalued about 25% over the last year. the u.s. dollar change has not had a large impact on us. interesting to hear you talk about housing in this country. sherwin williams, depots, this year have been basing thesis on housing ma
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